Last night on CNN, Don Lemon, Van Jones and Ben Ferguson were discussing the use of deadly force by police and the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. At one point, the conversation shifted to the 2nd Amendment, the right to bear arms and the use of semi-automatic weapons. Things devolved rather quickly from there as Don Lemon said he once purchased an “automatic weapon” in Colorado following the Aurora shooting.
“Don, what is your definition of an automatic weapon?”
“Something you can shoot off a number of rounds very quickly.”
“Don, an automatic weapon is when you pull the trigger one time and it continually shoots off, one after another after another.”
“I can do that with my AR-15.”
Uh, no Don, you can’t. You can’t do that at all. And then Don came back with, “you’re arguing semantics.”
Dear God CNN.